Private Waterfront Home Surrounded by Gardens, Dock And Pool. Pet Friendly!
Susan Rittger / Herb Rittger
About Susan Rittger / Herb Rittger
Herb and Susie have lovingly completed the restoration of this beautiful and unique circa 1883 property, consisting of four buildings. This historical estate is known as "Nine Oaks".The four buildings consist of the main house, cottage, gardener workshop and the *Carriage House (*vacation home) located on the Intracoastal Waterway. Now semi-retired, Herb and Susie love to add gardens, stone walls, and statuary. Veggies and Herbs too. Susie, commercial artist/Illustrator ....collector of art and all things odd, whimsical and lovely loves to add unique items and original art to the homes and gardens. There is even a "Fairy Garden" for the young at heart. Settling in New Smyrna Beach was the BEST choice for us. It truly has everything that we love to do and in a relaxed Floridian atmosphere. LIFE IS GOOD!
Susan Rittger / Herb Rittger purchased this House in 2003
Why Susan Rittger / Herb Rittger chose Historic District
Location • Comfort • Atmosphere • Private Pool & *Dock (* site pricing excludes boat dockage) • Personal Attention * Lots Of Extras * Tranquility * Privacy FULLY LICENSED & INSURED/ SPECIAL WEEKLY & MONTHLY RATES!
What makes this House unique
Enjoy the very private and quiet atmosphere this extraordinary vacation home has to offer. Experience the feeling of home with its' original art, stained glass, and comfy furnishings. You will enjoy the use of the pool with firepit and private *dock with seating & firepit overlooking the sparkling waters and mangroves. This lovely restored two-story home has 1000 sq. ft. with A.C./heat.Separate laundry room. Rear sun-deck has 140 sq. ft. with outdoor grill overlooking the pool and extensive gardens. • Private *dock (*excludes boat dockage) and enjoy the private pool. • ONE (1) parking space & a brick walkway entrance to the Carriage House • DOG-FRIENDLY* (*size and breed) fenced - in the yard • Two sitting rooms (one with a queen bed pull-out sofa, with memory foam mattress). • Bedroom (Queen with comfy memory gel-foam) has convenient 1/2 bath/storage. Privacy curtains in Bedroom (with access to 1/2 bath )for when additional guests* stay in the 1st-floor living room. • Charming 'I love Lucy' retro fully-equipped kitchen with gas stove, microwave, toaster oven, disposal, blender, waffle maker, mixer, popcorn maker, crockpot, coffee maker & adjacent outdoor grill. Personal safe Bar equipment, & more. • Desk area for your computer and extended echo Wi-Fi. • NEW customized over-sized shower in full bathroom plus new one-half bathroom on the 1st floor. • 3 flat screen T.V's with Netflix/Amazon, 2 radios with CD players. • Attached laundry room with washer/dryer.Beach & Fishing Gear. •2 beach bikes (free) for your use Don't be surprised by a visit from a dolphin or two as you sip your morning coffee on the dock. Relax in the lush gardens & share from the herb garden, where fountains complete the serene setting. We feel so fortunate to have hosted so many wonderful guests. Each one leaving a unique and lasting imprint on this very special space. SPECIAL WEEKLY & MONTHLY RATES!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking is allowed on the back deck/ pool area.
Dog-Friendly* (size & breed*) Pet Fee $75.00
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
60 day written notice(via postal mail)Property must be re-rented to receive a refund (minus cancellation fee $300.00)VRBO fees not refundable.
ONLY REGISTERED GUESTS ARE ALLOWED TO USE THE POOL
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Charming house in convenient location
We really enjoyed our stay here. There are several comfortable sitting areas in the house to read, watch tv, or look out at the trees and garden. The pool is private and has multiple seating choices so you can move from sun to shade as desired. An easy walk to the downtown historic street and a short drive to the beach area. Didn’t try the supplied bikes though. Our trip was cut short due to the corona virus and so we did not get to continue our exploration of the area. Will try to get back. Great hosts - welcoming, helpful, and friendly.
New Smyrna Beach
Very nice week even though weather was coolish a few days.
We are glad you had a lovely stay. I will ship the bathing suit you left behind to you.
Perfect Location Unique Accommodation
The guest house is dressed to the 9s with something unique in every gaze! If that's not enough, the gardens are remarkably groomed and well appointed with statuary . As you stroll through the property, the secluded pool and gardens become apparent and then you notice a fairy garden tucked in just behind your lounge area. All a feast for your enjoyment.
Suzie and Herb were the perfect hosts offering suggestions to local festivals and attractions. We even received a call to come outside on the dock to view a Spacex rocket launch.
The Enchanted Carriage House
Susie and Herb were both delightful and helpful with: current events, points of interest, restaurants, while providing navigable directions.
The beautifully refurbished enchanted carriage house itself is a nested getaway when sun, sand and surf need a slight retreat. The secluded pool is concealed within the garden providing an oasis from the world.
The 508 botanical gardens are a bit of Heaven’s reserve, and I cannot paint the appropriate prose to describe them adequately! They were worth every minute of exploration I invested in them: both night and day!
The owners, Susie and Herb were warm, friendly and accommodating. We were delighted to find a nice gift basket filled with goodies, even treats for our dogs and a nice bottle of wine! One afternoon Susie even brought us over a DELICIOUS pot of her homemade chili!
The grounds are beautiful and the pool is perfect and secluded.
My husband and I stayed in this adorable home with an absolutely beautiful garden of true heaven. We truly love Susie and Herb! We will be returning for another relaxing visit. Susie and Herb are such wonderful host.They had gifts for us and our pups upon our arrival and made us a lovely jambalaya lunch one day. I loved the pool too, even though I couldn't swim in it as much as I would've liked to. The property is so heavenly. They were very informative about places to see and visit which is always a great thing when it's your first time visiting the area. I highly recommend them and their beautiful private home. Can't wait for our next visit!
Can't wait for you to return!!! Loved having you here.
Easily accessible from I 95 or I 4 to Rt 44 directly into New Smyrna Beach. Nearby airports include Orlando, Sanford and Daytona International. When you call or email, you will be speaking directly with the owners. We will be pleased to send you maps and suggestions for dining, sightseeing, and local entertainment. Call Today!